Red Hats Victoria


Red Hats Victoria

Celebrating Red Hatting in Victoria (Australia)

Melbourne – Ladies Who Lunch

Chapter Name: Ladies who lunch
Queen: Queen RSVP (Lilian)

Our chapter is active in the city of Melbourne. Members come from many locations and we warmly welcome interstate and overseas redhat ladies. Our functions are held in the day times only, but we look for variety in outings. Outings are normally held on a monthly basis.

Contact: Email:


Lysterfield – Red Bonnie Belles

Chapter Name: Red Bonnie Belles
Queen: Lady Red Rosebud (Phoebe)

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Aussie Red Hat Day 2018

The restaurant at the Growling Frog Golf Club was awash with a sea of purple and red on Wednesday 25th July. In attendance were 60 red hatters in all their glorious finery and glittering jewels to celebrate the 17th birthday of red hatting in Australia.

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High Tea (Kilmore) – 24th October 2018

Queen Janesca of the Rubies & Pearls of Kilmore invites you to join her at High Tea
on Wednesday 24th October at 11.30a.m. The venue is at Club Mandalay, Beveridge.
(Mandalay Golf Club). Cost is $18 per person.


Serendipity Sisters 19th Birthday Celebration

The Serendipity Sisters of Geelong turned 10 on 2nd August.

60 Red Hat Sisters from various Victorian Chapters joined them at the Waurn Ponds Hotel, to help celebrate. Continue reading “Serendipity Sisters 19th Birthday Celebration”

Aussie Red Hat Day (Yan Yean) 25th July

Rubies & Pearls, Wandering Wenches & Merry Muck Ups

Would like to Invite you to join them to help celebrate.  It will be held at the Growling Frog golf course Donnybrook Rd. Yan Yean  25th July 12 Noon


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Queen’s Council 2018

Geelong – Bayside Belles

Chapter Name: Bayside Belles
Queen: Queen Suzy Q (Suzanne)

Our motto is “Where the fun starts and continues “

Contact: Phone: 0417385196 Email:

Echuca River Cruise – Nov 28th

You are invited to join with the Red Hatters of Wandering Wenches, Merry Muck-ups and Rubies & Pearls for a relaxing 2 course lunch and cruise on board the M.V. Mary Ann.

Date: Wednesday 28th November

Cost: $45.00 per person

Location: Riverboat dock, Watson Street, Echuca. Continue reading “Echuca River Cruise – Nov 28th”

Serendipity Sisters 10th Birthday – 2nd August

Serendipity Sisters Of Geelong Are turning 10!!

We’d love you to come and help us celebrate

Thurs 2nd August.  12.00 for 1.00 lunch

Waurn Ponds Hotel
1154 Princes Highway Waurn Ponds


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Daylesford – Sirens of the Spa

Chapter Name: Sirens of the Spa
Queen:  Helena

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Lake Charm – Ruby Red Charmers

Chapter Name: Ruby Red Charmers
Queen: Queen Christine

Membership: Open (Accepting new members)

Contact Chapter:  Ph: 0458 038 333   Email:

Drag Bingo – Fitzroy – 5th December

Come and join us for a hilarious (and a bit naughty) evening of Drag Bingo!

Hosted by the fabulous Jessica James and her special surprise guest, the bingo is rude, fun and easy to play.  If you’re not into bingo, you don’t have to play.  Just laugh along and enjoy the food and the show.


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High Tea at Parliament – 18th Jan

Ladies who lunch is hosting a high tea at Parliament.


Garden Party – Jan 19th (Kilmore)

Ladies of the North invite you to a Garden Party with a 4 course Long Lunch in Kilmore on the 19th Jan 2019 at 11.30am.

Theme will be Flowers and Feathers.
Prize for Best Dressed.


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Aussie Red Hat Day – Kilmore

To celebrate 16 years of Australian Red Hatting, Rubies and Pearls of Kilmore hosted a party on Thursday 27th July at Penny’s Restaurant in Kilmore. Penny’s is located in the heritage listed Old Kilmore Town Hall.

We had 54 ladies from various Victorian locations as well as from NSW. Each guest received a bracelet of rubies and pearls (faux) and a lapel badge commemorating the event. The bracelets were made by two of our ladies and the badges were made by Obsi (web mistress of Red Hats Victoria). But, of course, you are aware of the lovely contribution made to the day.

The room was very elegant with red sashes around each chair and fresh flowers as table centre pieces.

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Muckleford – Merry Muckups

Chapter Name: Merry Muckups
Queen: Jan Summerhayes

Contact: Ph:0418356244  Email:

Tumbarumba – Tumba Belles

Chapter Name: Tumba Belles
Queen: (Amanda)


The Wandering Wenches of Victoria

Chapter Name: The Wandering Wenches of Victoria
Queen: Queen Morgana (Rene)

We use the Bundoora Hotel Morning Melodies – first Monday in every month, as our regular meeting spot with lunch at Café Lucia afterwards.  This was decided on as we all come from different areas, including one from Ballarat. We meet nearly every week and our itinerary is as varied as we can make it.

Membership: Open (Accepting new members)

Contact Chapter:  Ph: 0413 526 508 Email:


Memories Thru The Ages Feb 2017

A fabulous weekend of fun and friendship at the Memories Thru The Ages Convention!

Starting off on Friday with a beach themed dinner.  With themed table decorations, live music and a beach photo booth!  There were some fabulous costumes on display including an amazing mermaid, Jellyfish hatted ladies, bikini-tshirt wearing ladies, old fashioned bathing suits and even a surfboard!

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2018 Queen’s Council – 5th May 2018

Hosted by Queen Travelot (Vivienne) of the Down Under Scarlett Belles.

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11am Saturday 5th May
Rear hall of the village Church 93 Canadian Bay Road Mt Eliza 3930

(Queen’s Council events are open to Queens, Vice Queens, Queen Mothers and potential Queens)

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Christmas fun with the Down Under Scarlett Belles

The Down Under Scarlett Belles had a fun concert for their end of year celebration as well as and a Christmas lunch at Crown Conservatory restaurant!

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Red Hat Garage Sale & Games Day – 2nd February

The Ladies Who Lunch & Friends invite you to join us for a Red Hat Garage Sale  (Buy/Sell/Swap) event with lots of shopping lunch and games!

Shop ’til you Drop!
Bring your unwanted Hatting gear to sell or swap with other ladies.  Browse through the merchandise stalls (Sunshine Avenue & Amaranthine will be there) and other secondhand stalls to pick up some lovely new items for yourself!

There will be an open bar (buy your own drinks) at the venue and a sausage sizzle (cost of $2 per sausage).  You may BYO food, but are not permitted to bring alcohol into the venue.

Afternoon Games
After lunch we will play some fun games, including croquet. There will be prizes awarded for the games as well as a lucky door prize.

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Cruise on Lake Nagambie – 2016

Red hatters of Rubies & Pearls of Kilmore were host to 42 ladies from 7 Victorian chapters on a two hour cruise on Lake Nagambie. This was held on Thursday 24th November.


Due to the huge success of the day, it is planned to be an annual event.

As each lady boarded the Nagambie Explorer vessel, she was presented with a specially prepared post card memento as well as a Christmas gift. Once on board we were given a “safety talk” by Captain Ron as well as him pointing out the well stocked bar. (Stocks were down when we disembarked!!!)


The weather was mild and no rain. A number of ladies took the opportunity to climb up to the sundeck to take in the full view of the water and its’ surrounds.

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Lake Nagambie Cruise – 30th Nov 2017 – FULLY BOOKED

Rubies and Pearls of Kilmore
Invite all Red Hat Ladies to our 2nd Annual pre-Christmas Cruise on Lake Nagambie. $25 per person.  BYO Picnic lunch.


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Annual Melbourne Picnic – 19th Nov 2017

Annual Melbourne Picnic.  Come and enjoy a lovely picnic in the park and meet up with other Hatters.  (This picnic will be held on the 3rd Sunday in November each year, so mark your calendars!)

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A Serendipties Day Out

Last month the Serendipity Sisters went to Portarlington, to fellow Serendipity Lady Lor-D-Lite’s (Lorraine) home. After a quick bite to eat, including the Red Velvet Cup Cakes with Purple Glitter Icing!! Lorraine’s hubby (Rod) took us for a burn around their town, on  his Honda Gold Star. We had such great fun, in fact I am pretty sure we will do it again!!  A couple of Serendipties declared after their ride ‘gotta get me one of them’!!



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Crowning of Our Queen – The Royal Ladies Of Riddells Creek

Sunday 23rd October. “The Royal Ladies Of Riddells Creek” chapter was formed. Noelene was Crowned “Queen Sapphire” & Julie was crowned “Vice Queen – Lady Of Jewels’. Queen Maureen & Pamela – Lady Laugh A Lot from The Borough Beauties of Greensborough performed the crowning. Several ladies joined the chapter as newly formed members. Thank you to all the ladies who attended.

I hope you all enjoyed the afternoon as much as I did organising it. We have much more planning & fun to have in the future.

Bra Hats

“Bra Hats”?  Yes!  What better way to embrace the fun and sillyness of the RHS by making a hat from a bra!

I’ve yet to find a good step by step tutorial that describes how to do it, but here are some tips, links and photo inspiration to help you.

Making a Bra Hat

  1. Start with a bra – I’d recommend choosing a push up bra with a padded cup in red (or pink), so you don’t need to cover it.
  2. Place the centre of the cups on your forehead where you’d like to wear the hat, and mark how far along the chest straps you need to cut for them to meet at the back of your head.
  3. Leaving a seam allowance – cut the ends off the chest straps and sew them together.
  4. Cut the shoulder straps off.
  5. You can stop now and decorate the hat, or you can do a few more steps
  6. (optional) sew/glue boning from the bottom of the centre of one cup to the opposite side of the band, and again on the other side – forming a cross over the crown of the head.  This helps keep any soft cups looking good, and also gives you a frame onto which you can weave feather boas.  You could use pipe cleaners if you wish.
  7. (optional) If your cups need extra padding to keep their shape, take some stuffing and fill your bra cups, then sew fabric over the top to keep it in place.
  8. Add bling and adornments to make your bra into a fabulous hat!


Tutorials (of sorts)



More photos –

Golden Gadabouts meet Marilyn 2016

It was a cold and wet day but the Golden Gadabouts had a great time having our picture taken with Marilyn Munroe when she visited Bendigo.

We attracted quite a few on lookers asking about who we were and wanting to take our picture as well. Afterwards we went to the Dumpling House for lunch.

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Aussie Red Hat Day 2016

Rubies and Pearls of Kilmore were hosts to ladies of the Bendigo Golden Gadabouts and the Meadow Larks from Meadow Heights to celebrate the birthday of Red Hatting in Australia on Monday 25th July. Rubies and Pearls arranged a luncheon for all the ladies at Hogan’s Hotel at Wallan where they were wined, dined and entertained.
Vice Queen Kerry of Rubies and Pearls used her amazing culinary skills to produce the delicious cup cakes which were displayed on tiered plates. Our guests were happy to enjoy these delights after the luncheon.

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Riddells Creek – The Royal Ladies Of Riddells Creek

Chapter Name: The Royal Ladies Of Riddells Creek
Queen: Queen Sapphire

Membership: Open (Accepting new members)

Contact Chapter:  Ph: 0401000972 Email:

Holbrook NSW – Natter Hatters

Chapter Name: Natter Hatters
Queen: Queen Ella

Membership: Open (Accepting new members)

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